On Aerosmith - "There is Old Aerosmith, and there is New Aerosmith. Old Aerosmith is that slutty Jezebel that would take you upstairs to deliver the groceries at the end of a sloppy late-night boozefest. New Aerosmith was the beautiful prom queen with great-smelling hair you were proud to bring home to Mom."
On Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil album - "The best thing about being young is that you’re afforded the liberty of being stupid, and the best thing about Shout at the Devil is that it’s a stupid record for stupid young people."
On the difference between hard rock and heavy metal - "Heavy metal is often made a malleable concept beyond its specific musical constitutions. Sammy Hagar proved this in 1979 by naming a song “Heavy Metal” that was really no heavier than anything in Foreigner’s catalogue."
On Whitesnake - "We used to play a drinking game with Whitesnake’s Slide It In cassette that involved taking a shot every time we heard David Coverdale sing the word ‘love’. After side one finished it would be a challenge to get up and turn the tape over to do the other side."
On Def Leppard - "They were at their ‘heaviest’ on their first two records and maybe on some parts of Pyromania, but even during this period they were essentially an AC/DC that was okay for girls to listen to. And I don’t mean that detrimentally."